This last week I had the honor to participate in the first Biomimicry Social Innovation workshop co-hosted by Dr. Dayna Baumeister, Biomimicry 3.8 Co-Founder and Toby Herzlich, Biomimicry for Social Innovation Founder. The workshop took place at the Occidental Arts & Ecology Center (OAEC) where we were so gracefully hosted by permaculture designer Brock Dolman Co-Founder of OAEC and were I met some of the most brilliant heart-centered professionals I've ever met who are devoted to creating a regenerative world. This week our group of 26 innovators led by Dayna and Toby, we catalyzed the emerging field of biomimicry for social innovation. We applied design lessons from nature exploring how to foster resilient organizations using nature as mentor, explored biomimetic applications for organizational development, ideated the new framework and future of the new field, and explored and tested the biomimicry design thinking process.
I can think of no better way to dive into nature's genius. I'm passionately inspired to continue my journey learning from our natural world to solve our social problems. Thank you to all that participated this week opening my eyes to see, mind to learn, and heart to expand. I'm deeply grateful for the experience, I look forward to continue pioneering the field of biomimicry social innovation together.